Hannover 96 have brought in Mike Frantz from SC Freiburg.
|Mike Frantz.||Photo: Steven Schaap, CC BY-SA 4.0|
After six seasons at SC Freiburg, Mike Frantz has left the Bundesliga club to join Hannover 96 in the 2. Bundesliga.
"I had six great years at an amazing club with special people here in Freiburg. I can look back happily on the time I spent here," said Frantz, who has been Freiburg captain for the last two seasons, in a statement.
"We experienced everything: relegation, immediate promotion, survival, Europa League qualification and then a strong eighth-place finish in my final season. I arrived as a good player and I’ve left as an improved, better one," he added.
Freiburg sporting director Jochen Saier commented:
"We can look back on a successful and great time together. Mike was a popular figure and a key member of our side in the past six years. After the team chose him as the new captain, he took over a lot of responsibility both on and off the pitch.
"Mike didn't start as often as he would have liked to last season, so we were happy for him to find a new sporting challenge, and we would like to thank him from the bottom of our hearts."
Frantz, 33, made a total of 162 appearances for Freiburg with 13 goals and 15 assists to his name.